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The Unique Opportunity

The Ansel Adams Gallery is thrilled to offer its collectors, friends and fellow art lovers, a chance to participate in a unique opportunity. From time to time on our website, we will be featuring a never-before-printed, hand-made image from one of our distinguished Gallery artists at a discounted price, prior to its availability within the general market place.
This month, we have arranged to present two images from Michael Frye: “Orchard With Sunbeams and Fog, Sacramento Valley” & “Moon Rising Above the Valley, Yosemite National Park” available in both 16”x20" and 20”x24" sizes. While Michael's original prints in these sizes range in price up to $475, you can now add one to your private collection for 25% off the initial retail price.Each photograph is printed by Mr. Frye to current archival standards, signed, mounted, matted and ready for framing.The time to purchase will begin at 9:00 AM Pacific Time on Monday, March 16th, and will expire upon the close of business, Sunday, March 22nd at 6:00 PM. Once the offer has expired, we anticipate an order fulfillment time of approximately four weeks to ensure the quality of each individual order.This inaugural printing offer is available for a very limited time, after which, the print will return to full price.

We also hope you visit Michael's on-line exhibition page here, to see his newest work featured through The Ansel Adams Gallery.

Email our curator, Evan Russel, at evan@anseladams.com if you have any additional questions about the prints or shipping.


The Unique Offer Images




Moon Rising Above the Valley, Yosemite National Park

In winter the full moon rises further to the north than at other times of year, aligning with the angle of Yosemite Valley, and with Half Dome. On this particular December evening, I calculated that the moon would rise directly above Half Dome from Tunnel View – a unique opportunity.

The only problem was that I had been drafted as a guest juror for the Yosemite Renaissance exhibit, and the second (and final) judging meeting was set to take place that same evening. There was a thick cloud cover that afternoon, which threatened to obscure the moonrise, so I thought perhaps there wouldn't be a conflict after all. But when we took a break from the meeting at around 3:45 p.m., I stepped outside, and the weather looked more interesting. The clouds were breaking up, with shafts of light reaching the cliffs. Even if the moon didn't appear it looked like a promising sunset. Um, sorry folks, gotta go!

When I arrived at Tunnel View there were a lot of clouds around Half Dome. Gradually, however, the clouds started to dissipate. Then the edge of the moon appeared right above Half Dome. Soon the entire moon came into view, in a great position, with the clouds and misty valley floor adding to the mood of the scene.

After sunset I returned to the meeting. I was gone less than an hour, and I think they hardly missed me. I'm glad I played hooky for that hour!





Orchard With Sunbeams and Fog, Sacramento Valley, California

One January morning, while driving an obscure little road in the Sacramento Valley, my wife Claudia and I stumbled upon an orchard filled with fog. As far as we could tell there was no other fog within 50 miles, because it was a drought year, and there was very little moisture anywhere. But for some reason this one spot had fog – possibly because the trees had been watered recently, creating enough moisture to condense into fog in the cool morning air.

Seeing the sunbeams cutting through the mist underneath the trees, I grabbed my camera and tripod, and quickly framed a few compositions, trying, as much as possible, to separate each trunk visually from its neighbors. This composition is my favorite. Within five minutes the fog had burned off, leaving us with yet another clear, warm, dry January day.


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Orchard With Sunbeams and Fog, Sacramento Valley, California Moon Rising Above the Valley, Yosemite National Park, California
Price: $325.00
Price: $325.00
Orchard With Sunbeams and Fog, Sacramento Valley, California by Michael Frye Moon Rising Above the Valley, Yosemite National Park, California by Michael Frye
Original fine art photograph signed and numbered by Michael Frye Original fine art photograph signed and numbered by Michael Frye